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Other Peoples Photos 107

The first time I used this title, although with a pretentious spelling, was here, more than 12 years ago, a collaboration I immediately liked.  This year I’ve posted quite a few, especially in the first three months of 2022, all related to the Barge Canal.  Here’s one I’ve not posted.  I wish more text existed […]

Canal Tug Project M3

First I need to make a correction:  in M2 I stated that Tigre would have traveled through the Panama Canal;  she did not because she worked out of the Peruvian Amazon in the area of Iquitos!  Thanks to Paul Strubeck for the image below.  That would have been an interesting delivery!! Next, photos and details […]

Retro Sixth Boro 42 B

The bridge photo at the end of part A was of Kristin Poling, right after she’d been taken out of service.  In her long life from 1934 until 2011, she carried the nameplates of Poughkeepsie Socony, Mobil New York, and Captain Sam, before taking on her last name.  Here’s a shot from the bow, and […]

Barges 4

Jeremy Whitman took this photo of the big blue Konecranes #38 crane.  Tail boat is Candace Elise, prior to 2015 known as Stephen Dann, as here.  OXBO is managing the transport. They departed Manitowoc a week or so ago and are now in a very wide portion of the Saint Lawrence, downstream from Gaspé Peninsula.  […]

April 2015 Retro

Eric McAllister assisted Cielo di Roma, now Baki Akar, Turkish-flagged out of her IMTT berth. Mako, in the dawnlight, which I see through an urban window these days, waits alongside her barge. Bow Riad meets Genesis Victory and sails west.  She was Huron Service until some point in 2013. I recall I got this photo […]

BW2M c

Here’s a company I’ve not encountered before . . . LMZ. LMZ Europa was northbound at Stuyvesant as we passed, and following her were James Turecamo and Turecamo Girls, both   have been regulars down near the mouth of the Hudson, but these days the main ship assist horsepower up in this part of the […]

Newest Hull(s) 13

I’ve used this title a dozen times before, but never have four relatively recent hulls shared sixth boro waters until now, at least not that I’m aware of. So let’s start here with an obvious logo and a name I couldn’t quite parse, Viking Octantis, until I realized it was named for a star visible […]

Meeting Monaco Bridge

Miriam Moran looks to be alone, with a half dozen other units in the distance, but she’s converging with a pack. Minutes later, Kirby takes the stern of the ULCV, and James D. emerges from the far side, where she landed a docking pilot. Then, Miriam and Kimberly like choreography assume their positions and paths […]

Random ULCVS 10

Most of you know that dawn is my favorite time. Yesterday dawn–between 0545 and 0645–was quite busy;  two of the five vessels that transited the KVK were among the largest–so far–that call in the sixth boro. Pink sky with gradations, faded purple Brooklyn, huge but silent shapes, and spots of artificial lights. Birds silhouetted and […]

Random Tugs 354

The sixth boro offers many vistas.  Enjoy a few, starting with Sarah D towing a deeply loaded scow past Bay Ridge.  At sunrise, Atlantic Salvor and Patrice McAllister head in the same direction for different tasks past Stapleton Heights. Jonathan C works shipside on the ConHook range in the sixth boro Julie Anne heads north […]